This is the sick new way scammers are trying to hack your computer

Security researchers have uncovered a sick new form of computer-locking ransomware that lures in victims by posing as an appeal to help starving toddlers. With a note titled ‘Save Children’, the malware will encrypt personal files and demand cryptocurrency for their return. The variant first came to light this week (12 June) after the ransom demand was uploaded to ID-Ransomware, an online platform which helps identify known malware strains.

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